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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Is async the answer
Date Sat, 19 Jan 2008 15:04:28 GMT

On Jan 18, 2008, at 2:16 PM, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> On Jan 18, 2008 10:52 AM, Akins, Brian <> wrote:
>> Which is why I hate to see a ton of work go into async core if it  
>> actually
>> does very little to help performance (or if it hurts it) and makes  
>> writing
>> modules harder.  It braindead simple nowadays to write well  
>> behaved high
>> performance modules (well, mostly) bcs you rarely worry about  
>> threads,
>> reads/writes, etc.  Full async programming is just as challenging as
>> handling a ton of threads yourself.
> Speaking for myself, I think writing and using buckets with serf is
> more straightforward than our complicated bucket brigade system with
> mixed push/pull paradigms.

+1... Although the whole concept of buckets and their brigades
has some cool advantages, they are also a semi-constant source
of issues...

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